HIV-DNA-PCR test in Europe- Q from new healthcare worker
I have a rather strange question. Im a young male in early 20s in Europe and I just got appointed in the medical field. I was required to take a HIV-DNA-PCR test and it came negative (it is considered a std test in many countries inEurope)
After the blood was drawn I was filled with anxiety and had several doubts.
A. After a dental procedure, with a gaping hole in my mouth, I had given cunnilingus to a girl I just met. This was about 6 months back.
B. Strangely (and stupidly) enough, almost the exact same events- small dental procedure-a few weeks later a cunnilingus with a young female (stranger) happened 2 weeks before my blood was drawn for the HIV-DNA-PCR.
No other form of contact for both A,B and absolutely no other exposures.
My simple question is does the recent negative response to HIV-DNA-PCR nullify both A and B which were 6 months back and 2 weeks back respectively?
Neither the Abbott RealTime nor the Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 assay is intended to be used as a donor screening test for HIV-1 or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.
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